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anthony

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Door Sensor Problem
« on: January 03, 2006, 08:22:37 PM »

I recently installed an X10 security system
in my house. I armed 5 exterior doors with a
door/window sensor. With three of the door
sensors, my console's zone indicators
continuously flash slowly, which the owner's
manual suggests is likely a poor battery. But
since I have installed brand new Duracells in
the sensors, I know that the batteries are
not the problem. The contacts are
approximately 3/16 of an inch apart, which
seems not to be an issue since the sensor
works fine when tested or if the door is
opened in Run2 mode. I've wondered whether
the coiled battery contacts are pressed in
too far, thus not providing for adequate
power to the sensor, but even stretching out
these coils has not improved the performance.
Any suggestions?
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ajay

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Re: Door Sensor Problem
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2006, 08:05:48 PM »

i have the same problem --did you find any solution? I am
not very impressed with the phone support
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dick

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Re: Door Sensor Problem
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006, 08:46:19 PM »

It has been a while, but did you hold down
the button to reset the transmitter on the
door/window senso.  It is in the
instructions but it is not very emphatic.
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anthony

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Re: Door Sensor Problem
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 05:04:47 PM »

I've received no help from the company on the
message that I left for support. I've
replaced one of the units with a spare sensor
that I have, and the new one works fine.  I'm
just going to order a replacement for the
remaining one that doesn't work, and hope
that the new one works, rather than to try
the warranty route.  I suppose that these
things are cheap enough to just buy outright,
compared to some other systems, and that it
would be less of a headache to just buy
another sensor and hope that I get a good one
this time.
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dick

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Re: Door Sensor Problem
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006, 09:38:37 PM »

http://software.x10.com/pub/manuals/ds10a-
is.pdf

Press the button. I returned several of
these until I did it.   On left side of
page near bottom.  Let us know
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anthony

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Re: Door Sensor Problem
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006, 05:41:04 AM »

I tried pressing and holding the test button
to reset the transmitter, but it didn't make
any difference. The door sensor still seems
to work when you open the door in Run2 mode,
but the slow blinking won't stop. I've
ordered a replacement sensor, which I'm
hoping will work.
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Michael O.

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Re: Door Sensor Problem
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006, 08:40:48 AM »

Exactly the reason X10 needs to come out with
an updated security system with better range.
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